Tomas Sjöström is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers. He did his undergraduate studies in Stockholm and received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He taught at Harvard and Penn State before moving to Rutgers in 2004. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a member of the economics Nobel prize committee. His early work was on the topic of mechanism design (a mathematical analysis of social institutions). Currently, he is asking "Why is there war rather than peace" and "How does the brain work"?'
- “The Strategy of Manipulating Conflict” with S. Baliga (American Economic Review, 2012)
- “Intuition and Deliberation: Two Systems for Strategizing in the Brain” with W.J. Kuo, Y.P. Chen, Y.H. Wang and C.Y. Huang (Science, 2009)
- "Strategic Ambiguity and Arms Proliferation" with S. Baliga (Journal of Political Economy, 2008)
- "Is Grameen Lending Efficient? Repayment Incentives and Insurance in Village Economies" with A. Rai (Review of Economic Studies, 2004)
- “On the Convergence of Fictitious Play” with V. Krishna (Mathematics of Operations Research, 1998)
- “Decentralization and Collusion” with S. Baliga (Journal of Economic Theory, 1998)